“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you…” (Isaiah 43:2).
Having always considered myself comfortable around water, my one experience with whitewater rafting left me shaken and pledging that I would never do it again. My preference is now to be found in the stillness and familiarity of a lake, pond, or bay, not the uncertainties that come with raging rapids. Life, however, is more like that dreaded river—moments of sheer terror that must be endured while clinging to the promise of still waters that lie ahead. Time and time again, from the Red Sea to the Jordan River, God’s faithfulness has been proven through the watery paths that would stand between His people and their ultimate destiny.